Pebble Still The Only Smartwatch That Works With iPhone, Now Priced To Move

I bought a Pebble smartwatch today at Best Buy.  Special holiday pricing ($119), a $30 instant coupon for anybody with a .edu email address, and extended return policy all influenced the purchase.  I had also been waiting for more apps and watchfaces.  Here’s my first impression of Pebble having finally bought the smartwatch.

Pebble Smartwatch Steps Up With New Website To Promote Its Product Now At Best Buy & AT&T Retailers

Pebble Smartwatch recently unveiled its new website.  The new design is more consistent with the product’s actual market.  The overall tone is more bright and active, with a bolder visual layout.  Pebble’s new website addresses comments in a previous post (Pebble Smartwatch, Now At AT&T And Best Buy, Needs To Get Aggressive).  I also have […]

Pebble Smartwatch, Now At AT&T And Best Buy, Needs To Get Aggressive

Pebble has the right concept for a smartwatch: easy-to-use and inexpensive.  Younger people typically have less money, but are very active and willing to try new things.  Pebble can also ship a real product, as I recently verified with my own eyes.  Pebble Smartwatch is available now at Best Buy retailers, right there on store […]

Pebble Smart Watch (YC W11) Begins Shipping To Customers

Pebble will finally begin shipping its e-paper smart watch to customers on January 23, CEO Eric Migicovsky announced today at the Consumer Electronics Show.  The genesis for Pebble was inPulse, a Bluetooth-enabled “ambient information display” for Blackberry that was part of YC Winter 2011. Better hardware technology and the popularity of iOS and Android resulted in a […]

Apple iOS 7 iBeacon Is A Big Opportunity: A New Platform for Micro-Location Using Bluetooth LE [Video]

Apple iOS 7 iBeacon is a big opportunity for startups and developers.  iBeacon’s potential is like iPhone App Store in 2008: early iBeacon-enabled products will get all the attention.  New markets could result from novel and innovative uses for this technology.  iBeacon has specific opportunities for both apps and devices.  Apple’s iBeacon Bluetooth profile is part of Apple’s […]

Project Runway: Wearable Devices Edition

New York Fashion Week is going on right now.  Samsung also just showed off their new Gear smartwatch.  Coincidence?  I think not.  I intentionally wrote 8 Fashion-Related Startups Funded By YC earlier this year when wearable electronics were being widely discussed.  More collaboration between these two markets, Fashion and Devices, could result in some very inspiring products.  Here are […]

MYO Armband: Unleash Your Inner Jedi

Thalmic Labs is a startup in YC’s current batch.  Demo Day is still a few weeks away, but Thalmic Labs’ MYO Armband has already gotten buzz from press like Engadget, Wired, and NewScientist.  MYO (rhymes with Leo) gets its name from the Greek “myos”, meaning “muscle”.  Wearing the one-size-fits-all armband allows gesture control of your computer or smartphone.  MYO […]

Upverter Hackathon Recap

Upverter held a hardware hackathon at Y Combinator HQ last Saturday, posting photos of the event and a recap on the Upverter blog.  Setup began at 7 in the morning and clean-up finished after 11 at night.  The hackathon had 300 applicants that resulted in over 130 attendees, 32 submitted hacks, 30 one-minute presentations, and 11 awards […]

Hardware Hackathon on February 23

Upverter is hosting a hardware hackathon at Y Combinator on February 23.  To attend, you must apply with or without a team.  80 teams will be notified of acceptance on February 8.  Upverter (YC W11) will provide information on how to design hardware and demonstrate how to use the Upverter design tools.  Participating companies at the […]


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